The Rams used their only fifth-round selection on OL David Edwards out of the University of Wisconsin. Edwards will join the Rams' third-round pick, offensive lineman Bobby Evans, as a candidate to be cross-trained to play multiple positions on the offensive line in L.A. He's coming off 10 starts in 10 games as a redshirt junior battling a shoulder injury, a performance that was good for Big Ten honors.
Here are three things to know about Edwards:
1. FORMER SIGNAL-CALLER
Edwards arrived on campus in Wisconsin as a tight end, after three seasons as a dual-threat quarterback at Downers Grove North High School in Illinois, where he also was a four-year letterman in basketball.
Edwards redshirted his freshman year in Madison, before adding weight and making the switch to tackle.
2. SECOND BADGER OT
Edwards is now the second offensive tackle out of the University of Wisconsin on the Rams roster, joining former Badger RT Rob Havenstein.
Havenstein was drafted in the second round at No. 57 overall back in 2015 and the pairing has worked out well in Los Angeles. Havenstein has started in 59-career games for the Rams and signed a four-year extension in August, making him a Ram through the 2022 season.
The Los Angeles Rams select Wisconsin offensive lineman David Edwards with the 169th pick of the 2019 NFL Draft.
3. TOP RUN BLOCKER
Edwards evolved into one top run blockers in the 2019 draft class, earning a 77.4 run-block grade from Pro Football Focus. The website has the Wisconsin tackle as the No. 25-rated OL in the class.